Navigation Links
Dementia Care Intervention Eases Burden for Families

nt being cared for by family members, making caregiver health a matter of significant interest and importance.

The study enrolled 642 people who were caring for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder at sites in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Memphis, Tenn.; Miami; Palo Alto, Calif.; and Philadelphia. Hispanics, whites and African-Americans were evenly represented. The more than 200 participants in each ethnic group were randomized to receive either the intervention or an approach used for controlled comparison.

The study intervention used strategies such as role playing, problem solving, skills training, stress management and telephone support groups to address five areas in which caregivers commonly experience problems and that are central to caregiver quality of life: depression; caregiver burden and stress; attention to personal health needs; social support; and problem behaviors exhibited by the care recipient, such as aggressive outbursts or feelings of hopelessness.

Based on the intensity with which each caregiver experienced problems in these areas, the intervention was tailored to meet the individual needs, providing the skills necessary to better cope with the inherent stress of round-the-clock care and helping manage troublesome behaviors in both the care recipient and themselves.

A certified interventionist provided 12 one-on-one sessions over six months. Nine sessions took place in the caregiver’s home, and three occurred by phone. Caregivers also participated in five structured telephone support group sessions.

Control group participants were given educational materials and received two brief “check-in” calls at three and five months. Both groups were evaluated on the five measures (depression, caregiver burden, self-care, social support and problem behaviors) and for clinical depression at the beginning of the study and at six months.

Hispanic and white pa
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Dementia - a global problem
2. Dementia linked to HIV
3. Stroke and Dementia - a ghastly association
4. Change in walking might indicate Dementia
5. Hormone Therapy Linked to Dementia
6. Protection from Dementia
7. Drug Effective for Vascular Dementia
8. Dementia and Down Syndrome
9. Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia
10. Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia
11. Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Dementia Care Intervention Eases Burden for Families

(Date:8/27/2014)... New Jersey’s own Morgan Hoffmann turned ... Club during The Barclays – and thanks to finishing ... tournament’s four rounds, stepped his way into raising another ... Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBNSNJ) Walking Challenge. , ... playing before family and friends at the Paramus course, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a ... in silence with hot flashes, according to a study ... , In the study published in the Aug. ... the team found that moderate to severe hot flashes ... treated in most women. Women with VMS experience more ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... News) -- Young adults who struggled with depression in ... researchers are reporting. The findings might improve understanding ... predict, prevent and treat the illness, according to the ... conducted brain scans on 30 volunteers, ages 18 to ... a control group of 23 young adults who never ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Ticket ... vs. Chile tickets at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. ... in Santa Clara, California just opened in July and will ... when Mexico takes on Chile. These are two of the ... the 2014 World Cup and will look to continue their ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Michigan Head & Neck Institute ... of a local elementary school by ensuring they have everything ... has year-round attendance, and Michigan Head & Neck Institute wants ... new school year. , "There are a lot of military ... great way to give back to our community," said Lauren ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Morgan Hoffmann, PGA TOUR Pro & Wyckoff Native, golfs and walks his way to top 10 finish at The Barclays while raising additional $7,500 for charity 2Health News:The high cost of hot flashes: Millions in lost wages preventable 2Health News:Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks 2Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets at Levi’s Stadium: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Inaugural Soccer Match between Chile and Mexico in Santa Clara 2Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets at Levi’s Stadium: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Inaugural Soccer Match between Chile and Mexico in Santa Clara 3Health News:Michigan Head & Neck Institute is Conducting Their 2nd Annual School Supplies Drive at Their Facility to Benefit Local Year-Round Elementary School Students 2
... April: The first-proof-of-concept for a DNA-based therapeutic vaccination against ... the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the ... the first clinical trial of a therapeutic vaccination using ... effects were shown in patients with hepatitis C (HCV). ...
... Maintains WBENC Certification. , ... Washington, ... of foreign language interpretation, translation and proficiency testing services to ... its renewed certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through ...
... and veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon Dr. Anne Chauvet is offering a free ... with the right information and supplies. , ... Sarasota, Fla. (PRWEB) -- ... Veterinary Neuro Services to help owners aid their pets in an emergency., ...
... University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that among preteens, ... motivate them to improve sun protection practices and limit number ... of the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses, Association . ... our society, and overexposure to UV light in childhood is ...
... Continues to Defend Intellectual Property Rights for EvistaINDIANAPOLIS, April ... LLY ) announced that the U.S. District Court for ... injunction to prevent the launch of a generic version ... Pharmaceuticals until the Court renders its final ruling. Teva ...
... successor identified; Accomplishments during 8-year tenure include reducing expenses, ... in needCHICAGO, April 22 YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago ... plans to retire during a meeting of the Board ... position until a successor is named."Steve Cole has been ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:First evidence for DNA-based vaccination against chronic hepatitis C 2Health News:LLE Receives Renewal of Women's Business Enterprise National Council Certification 2Health News:Sarasota Veterinary Neurologist Offers Free pet First aid Guide 2Health News:BUSM study finds photographs of UV exposure can impact sunburns in preteens 2Health News:BUSM study finds photographs of UV exposure can impact sunburns in preteens 3Health News:Lilly Granted Preliminary Injunction to Prevent Launch of Generic Raloxifene 2Health News:Lilly Granted Preliminary Injunction to Prevent Launch of Generic Raloxifene 3Health News:YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago CEO Cole Announces Retirement 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that ... catalogue: Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 ... Food Eastern Europe 2014" is a new report by ... in Eastern Europe , key segments, ... This report also examines trends which are currently affecting ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... market research report is available in ... Guidebook for Application and Approval of ... to Practices (2014 Edition) ... Now, Chinese regulations on ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... N.J. and NINGBO, China ... and the Ningbo Menovo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, ("Menovo") today ... the development of generic pharmaceuticals, primarily targeting ... of the agreement, Amerigen and Menovo will jointly develop ... United States . Menovo will be responsible for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 2Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 3Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 4Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 5Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 6Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 7Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 8Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported Medical Device Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 2Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported Medical Device Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 3Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported Medical Device Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 4Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported Medical Device Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 5Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported Medical Device Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 6Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported Medical Device Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 7Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported Medical Device Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 8Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported Medical Device Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 9Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported Medical Device Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 10Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Limited and the Ningbo Menovo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, today announced they had entered into a collaboration agreement regarding the development of generic pharmaceuticals, primarily targeting the United States market 2
... EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 1, 2010 Cambrex Corporation ... 2010 financial results will be released on Wednesday, November ... The Company will host a conference call to discuss ... Conference CallWhen: , Thursday, November 4, 2010 at ...
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS ) announced today that ... November 8, 2010, after the U.S. financial markets close. ... Monday, November 8, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time ...  A live webcast of the call will be available online ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Anadys Pharmaceuticals to Report Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: